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Arts & Entertainment - June 1, 2012

Dysfunctional fun

Family comedy sparks laughs and sympathetic cringing, but could pick up the pace

by Kevin Kirby

Dragon Productions wants us to believe that the Richard Dresser comedy "Wonderful World" is a play about the havoc that too much truth-telling can wreak on an otherwise placid extended family. The company's marketing blurb and the program notes from director Susannah Greenwood both focus on this idea.

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